Silicon Valley cloud-defined storage (CDS) innovator Nebulon has decided to tap into the Northern Ireland technology sector to develop a new Belfast software engineering centre.

Nebulon is pioneering on-premises, server-based enterprise storage that is defined and managed in the cloud.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £97,500 to support the creation of 15 jobs at the centre. The software engineering roles will support the delivery and development of CDS, providing specialised cloud, security and storage expertise.

New software engineering team in Belfast

Jonathan McDowell, Nebulon Belfast site lead, said: “We are delighted to be establishing our new software engineering team in Belfast, with the assistance of Invest NI.

"Northern Ireland has established itself as an emerging leader in terms of skilled high-tech and IT professionals. We are eager to tap into its talent base to successfully develop cloud-defined storage for forward-looking organisations embracing the migration to hybrid IT. Once these initial positions are in place, we are looking forward to expanding our team further.”

Derek Andrews, head of international investment, Invest NI, said: “It is great to welcome Nebulon to Northern Ireland as it begins its business expansion.

"As the latest in a number of international technology companies investing in NI, this demonstrates the renowned reputation our highly-skilled software engineering talent has.

“Our support has allowed Nebulon to bring its innovation to NI, creating high-quality jobs that will benefit the local economy. The roles will offer a range of employment opportunities for graduates and experienced professionals alike, helping to strengthen the sector further.”

Nebulon is currently based at the Scottish Provident Building in Belfast, with additional offices in London and Seattle and headquarters in Silicon Valley.

The company founders include the leadership team from 3PAR and cloud engineers and architects from Snap Inc, with a wealth of experience within the tech industry.